Teresa Liu, Phd
Dr. Liu is an Assistant Scientist and K12 Scholar. Dr. Liu’s research focuses on the role of estrogen receptors on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) development and progression. A change in the steroid hormone milieu in the prostate is often associated with BPH development; she is specifically interested in the protective effects of estrogen receptor β. She is currently using high-throughput sequencing technologies to define estrogen receptor gene networks in BPH. In combination with receptor dimerization studies, these data will be a valuable resource for the benign prostate research community. Additionally, these gene networks could reveal potential biomarkers or druggable targets that could provide novel combination therapy for BPH.